Do you really think they won't look to upgrade over Bell over the next year or two? If not you are a delusional Lions fan that has overdosed on koolaid and cornbread. And yes Jones-Drew has lost a step or two and yet he is still more explosive than a younger Bell. I'd rather they signed a rookie for a lot less than what they gave Bell. As I said I'm glad he got paid but he is a dime a dozen RB. His pseudo success comes from his huge want and desire but his physical attributes just aren't that great. If anything those that love the signing are blind Lion fans that see a local kid on the team and gloss over the fact he had an okay season.
I guess I'm a delusional Lions fan who thinks a young running back who averages 4ypc could be a Lion for 3 years.
Secondly, they'd be foolish not to try to upgrade Bell. They'd be foolish not to try to upgrade nearly every position. The difference is that you think MJD, at this point, is an upgrade.
I guess he could be an upgrade in theory, but reality isn't on Jones-Drew's side. The reality is that it wouldn't surprise anyone, including you if you're being honest, if he had a career ending injury at any time. That's what happens to old RBs. Either they get too slow or their bodies can't do it anymore.
Lastly, the draft hasn't happened yet. If you know for a fact that they won't take a RB, then post all the draft picks for us and give me your Super Bowl favorite!
Move over Kiper, Sweetd20 is taking your job!